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November 2021

SCHOOLS: Pádraig Kenny introduces The Monsters of Rookhaven

Wednesday 3rd November, 2021 - 09:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

In this event for our Whiteboard Programme,  Pádraig Kenny introduces his new novel  The Monsters of Rookhaven and talks about monsters and why they frighten us so much. Pádraig will ask what monsters are, and what frightens you, and why we like scary stories. He reads a short extract and talks about what inspires him as a fantasy writer - and some tips for your own writing.  Pádraig Kenny is an Irish writer from Newbridge, County Kildare. His critically acclaimed…

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SCHOOLS: Science Week Workshops with Super Paua

Monday 8th November, 2021 - 09:30 - Thursday 11th November, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Riverbank Arts Centre and Super Paua present Primary School Workshops for SCIENCE WEEK from 8-11 November Choose from three very different workshops outlined below to explore science, storytelling, creativity and activism in your classroom. These workshops will be conducted via ZOOM by Mark Ball of Super Paua, who created The Lonsdale Project - a theatrical exploration of the life and work of world famous (and Newbridge-born!) scientist, Dr. Kathleen Lonsdale.  WORKSHOP#1: Stargazing & Storytelling  Themes: Creativity, Art/Science, Astronomy, Storytelling  Ages:…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words – Creative Writing Workshops

Friday 26th November, 2021 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 26th November, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Friday 17th December, 2021 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. These fun interactive workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from Riverbank’s Fighting Words team. The workshop will last two hours (with optional break!) and we request that the teacher is present throughout.…

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SCHOOLS: Super Paua Stories

Monday 29th November, 2021 - 09:30 - Wednesday 1st December, 2021 - 11:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Choose from two online workshops outlined below to explore multilingual storytelling and creativity in your classroom. These workshops will be conducted via ZOOM. Super Paua Stories Workshop #1 - Krys’s Passport to Poland - Listening Party! “When Krys Maguire’s family move from Poland, she says goodbye to best friend Aggy and any chance of going to the Euros. “Co może być ważniejsze niż Mistrzostwa Europy?” But a trip to Dalymount means the soccer-mad schoolgirl might get the result she wants…

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December 2021

SCHOOLS: Graham Tugwell – Greetings, Heroes! 

Wednesday 8th December, 2021 - 09:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Greetings, Heroes! Online: The Impossible Library is an interactive storytelling experience where the students take the role of characters in the story, led by expert storyteller Graham Tugwell.  Like a choose-your-own-adventure-book, or world-famous role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, Graham will guide the adventurers through a series of exciting and deadly challenges - will each door they choose lead to success or further peril? How will they approach the many puzzles within? Will they find the wondrous treasure at the heart…

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SCHOOLS: Polar Bear & Penguin

Wednesday 15th December, 2021 - 10:00
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One event on Wednesday 15th December, 2021 at 12:00

One event on Thursday 16th December, 2021 at 10:00

One event on Thursday 16th December, 2021 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

Polar Bear & Penguin is a tale of our time, infused with Humour, Fish and Friendship.  The tale of an unlikely encounter between a Polar Bear & a Penguin. This is the story of polar opposite characters meeting for the first time, how they get to know one another and ultimately learn how they learn to survive in a world that is melting beneath their feet…paws…flippers.  Paul Curley (THE DIG and Bake!) and John Currivan (The Bockety World of Henry…

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SCHOOLS: Polar Bear & Penguin

Wednesday 15th December, 2021 - 12:00
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One event on Wednesday 15th December, 2021 at 12:00

One event on Thursday 16th December, 2021 at 10:00

One event on Thursday 16th December, 2021 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

Polar Bear & Penguin is a tale of our time, infused with Humour, Fish and Friendship.  The tale of an unlikely encounter between a Polar Bear & a Penguin. This is the story of polar opposite characters meeting for the first time, how they get to know one another and ultimately learn how they learn to survive in a world that is melting beneath their feet…paws…flippers.  Paul Curley (THE DIG and Bake!) and John Currivan (The Bockety World of Henry…

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SCHOOLS: Polar Bear & Penguin

Thursday 16th December, 2021 - 10:00
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One event on Wednesday 15th December, 2021 at 12:00

One event on Thursday 16th December, 2021 at 10:00

One event on Thursday 16th December, 2021 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

Polar Bear & Penguin is a tale of our time, infused with Humour, Fish and Friendship.  The tale of an unlikely encounter between a Polar Bear & a Penguin. This is the story of polar opposite characters meeting for the first time, how they get to know one another and ultimately learn how they learn to survive in a world that is melting beneath their feet…paws…flippers.  Paul Curley (THE DIG and Bake!) and John Currivan (The Bockety World of Henry…

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SCHOOLS: Polar Bear & Penguin

Thursday 16th December, 2021 - 12:00
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One event on Wednesday 15th December, 2021 at 12:00

One event on Thursday 16th December, 2021 at 10:00

One event on Thursday 16th December, 2021 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
+ Google Map
€6 per student (teachers free)

Polar Bear & Penguin is a tale of our time, infused with Humour, Fish and Friendship.  The tale of an unlikely encounter between a Polar Bear & a Penguin. This is the story of polar opposite characters meeting for the first time, how they get to know one another and ultimately learn how they learn to survive in a world that is melting beneath their feet…paws…flippers.  Paul Curley (THE DIG and Bake!) and John Currivan (The Bockety World of Henry…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words – Creative Writing Workshops

Friday 17th December, 2021 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 26th November, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Friday 17th December, 2021 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. These fun interactive workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from Riverbank’s Fighting Words team. The workshop will last two hours (with optional break!) and we request that the teacher is present throughout.…

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